12 Dec, 14:42
Prop Cian Healy is expected to miss the start of the 2014 RBS 6 Nations after undergoing surgery on his injured ankle on Wednesday.
Ulster welcome back their international players who have been involved in Ireland's Six Nations campaign, Rory Best who played in every one of Ireland's games returns to the Ulster fold as does his older brother Simon, also included in the squad are Irish backs Isaac Boss, Andrew Trimble and Paddy Wallace. Neil Best is not considered for selection due to injury.
David Pollock who captained the Ireland U20s side to an unprecedented Grand Slam and Six Nations Championship double is also included in the squad, it has been quite a year for David who captained both the Ireland U19 and U21 sides that participated in the respective Rugby World Championships last season and signed a development contract with Ulster in October having previously been in the Ulster Rugby Academy.
David Pollock and Darren Cave will be interviewed exclusively on URTV this week, for more information check www.ulsterrugby.com/tv
Ulster are currently second in the Magners League with 45 points, just one point behind Leinster. Munster stand eighth in the league with 32 points.
This all ticket match looks set to sell and with less than 500 terrace tickets left, supporters are urged to purchase their tickets as soon as possible. Tickets are available over the counter at Ravenhill, online and in various outlets across the province. For more ticket information please click here
Mark McCall will name his team on Thursday at 12noon.